Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday raised questions about whether chief of staff Reince Priebus was responsible for leaking information.
Earlier in the day, Scaramucci had copied Priebus in a tweet about leaks, he eventually deleted the tweets and said the message was not intended to be a call for an investigation into the chief of staff.
“When I put out a tweet and I put Reince’s name in a tweet, they’re all make the assumption that it’s him because journalists know who the leakers are,” Scaramucci told CNN during a phone interview. “So if Reince wants to explain he’s not a leaker, let him do that. But let me tell you about myself. I’m a straight shooter and I’ll go right to the heart of the matter.”
Scaramucci slammed the leakers in the administration adding “the President and I would like to tell everybody we have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are, who the senior leakers are in the White House.”
Scaramucci, who had previously mention he and Priebus had been at odds in the past, compared their relationship to Cain and Abel.
“Now, if you want to talk about the chief of staff, we have had odds, we have had differences,” he said. “When I said we were brothers from the podium, that’s because we’re rough on each other. Some brothers are like Cain and Abel. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along. I don’t know if this is repairable or not. That will be up to the President.”
Scaramucci also talked about the leaks in the Foreign Policy realm saying, “Those are the types of leaks that are so treasonous that 150 years ago, people would have actually been hung for those types of leaks.”